This is another CHUM April Fools Day chart, an annual tradition from 1959-
1965. The joke entries on this chart are full of excruciating puns ... but
every entry corresponds to the real chart placing of an actual hit.
For the sake of database integrity, the database entries contain the
real titles and artists.
Survey courtesy of Craig Puccio.
1 1 Bobby Baker Spoil The Party
1 1 Ferdinand Ate Daisies
4 2 James Bond The Birds And The Shes
3 3 Gerry & The Milkmen Dairy Cross The Jersey
5 4 Bob Hope Bing Of The Road
9 5 Scrooge …Be Misunderstood
8 6 Roger Milker Cold Fingers
2 7 Herman The Butcher Hear My Heart Meat
15 8 Chum Go-Go Now
13 9 George Wallace Stop In The Name Of Hate
7 10 Slum Pickins Downtown
6 11 Rolling Stones Heart Of Moss
33 12 Percy & The Pencils Mrs. Brown's Dotter
10 13 George Chuvalo …That Glovin' Feelin'
17 14 Eddie & The Playmakers Shackin' All Over
11 15 The Conservatives It's All Right
23 16 "You Under Where?" I Under Stand
16 17 Baby Goldsboro Little Things
12 18 "Then Answer It" This Diamond Ring
26 19 Little Bo Peep Me And Ewe
22 20 Hull & Ullman The Race Is On
25 21 Tip Top Do You Want A Pants
24 22 Toni' Bennett My Curl
36 23 Sobby Curtola Mean Woman Blues
19 24 Ajax & The Bleach Boys Good Knight
27 25 Red Sullivan Show Boy From New York City
43 26 CHM I'll Never Find Another 'U'
20 27 Beatles Yeh Yeh (Yeh)
18 28 The Metracal Gals You'll Be Gaunt
18 28 L. Rivard Do The Lam
29 29 The Grey Cup Tired Of Waiting For You
14 30 Ronnie Bluebird Hawks Over The Mountain
41 31 The Tennis Players Game Of Love
42 32 The Bookies I Know A Place
34 33 The Keyholes I Must Be Seeing Things
35 34 Sybil Long Lonely Nights
40 35 The Noses Nowhere To Run
37 36 The Tape Measures If I Ruled The World
39 37 Trigger & Bullet Shotgun
48 38 The Finks I'm Telling You Know
45 39 Four Fresh Men The Slapping Song
31 40 Old Faithful Come & Spray With Me
49 41 Noah Baby The Rain Must Fall
21 42 Hamlet What Have You Done To The Dance?
44 43 Mrs. Brown's Daughter For Mama
50 44 David Clayton David Walk That Walk
-- 45 The Locked Braces One Kiss
-- 46 …I Saw Paris… The Last Time…
47 47 (Answer) : .14 Double .07
-- 48 The 4 Ban Bros. Ask The Lonely
-- 49 U. T. S. Girl, Don't Come
-- 50 Doris & Dennis That'll Be The Day
A few of the puns would only have made sense to Toronto audiences of the time.
#13 - George Chuvalo was a well-known Canadian championship boxer.
#20 - Bobby Hull and Norm Ullman were NHL hockey players, each vying
for the league's goal-scoring championship.
#21 - Tip Top Tailors was a well-known local clothier.
#28 - In 1965, drug dealer and weapons smuggler Lucien Rivard was in a
Montreal prison, but used a water hose to climb a wall and escape. He was
missing for four months before being caught and extradited to the
#29 - Local football team the Toronto Argonauts had not won the Canadian
Football League championship (and its trophy, The Grey Cup) since 1952.
The Argos would not win The Grey Cup again until 1983.
#49 - U.T.S. (University of Toronto Schools) is a Toronto high school. Upon
its founding in 1910, U.T.S. was supposed to set up one school for boys and
one for girls ... but they somehow never got around to opening the girls
school. Under intense pressure from the provincial government, U.T.S. began
admitting female students in 1973.
Contributed by: K.A. Scott (Friday, 2013-03-29)
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